Aircraft Noise Impacts Research Roadmap, 54876 [E9-25610]

Download as PDF 54876 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 204 / Friday, October 23, 2009 / Notices ADBF acquired the rail line as part of a corporate restructuring, but did not file its verified notice of exemption with the Board until October 9, 2009.1 Thus, the effective date of the exemption is November 8, 2009 (30 days after the exemption is filed).2 ADBF certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction do not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III carrier and that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. According to ADBF, there is no provision or agreement that may limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier. Pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law 110–161, § 193, 121 Stat. 1844 (2007), nothing in this decision authorizes the following activities at any solid waste rail transfer facility: collecting, storing or transferring solid waste outside of its original shipping container; or separating or processing solid waste (including baling, crushing, compacting and shredding). The term ‘‘solid waste’’ is defined in section 1004 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. 6903. If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke does not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than November 2, 2009. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35035, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on John D. Heffner, 1750 K Street, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at https:// www.stb.dot.gov. CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Decided: October 20, 2009. 1 ADBF states that eliminating TCBY as a rail carrier through this acquisition will enable ADBF’s owners to restructure their railroad holdings by filing a class exemption notice for continuance in control of three other disconnected short line railroads they control. It appears that ADBF’s owners presently are not authorized to have common control of more than one rail carrier. If that is the case, the Board expects the owners to promptly submit an appropriate filing for authorization for that common control. 2 The class exemption invoked by ADBF does not provide for retroactive effectiveness. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:24 Oct 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–25550 Filed 10–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Noise Impacts Research Roadmap AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of meeting participation. SUMMARY: This notice advises interested persons that the FAA is conducting workshops to develop an aircraft noise impacts research roadmap. The roadmap is intended to advance our scientific knowledge in order to optimally address the impacts of aircraft noise on society. The main objective of the workshops is to outline key research elements of the roadmap, prioritize research questions, and identify ways to overcome potential research challenges. DATES: The first workshop will be held in Washington, DC, on December 10 and 11, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A followon workshop will be held on March 4, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The first workshop will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC. The follow-on workshop will be held in conjunction with the University of California-Davis Symposium on Aviation Noise and Air Quality and will be held at the Holiday Inn-San Diego—On the Bay, 1355 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Attendance is open to all interested parties. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Friesenhahn, Office of Environment and Energy (AEE–100), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; e-mail patricia.friesenhahn@faa.gov, telephone (202) 267–3562, facsimile (202) 267– 5594. Please register by November 20; there is no registration fee. Additional details will soon be available at https:// www.fican.org under FAA Workshop. Background: Based on the advice of its Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC), the FAA is developing a comprehensive aircraft noise impacts research roadmap for the FAA and other interested parties to implement more systematic, effective, and complementary research programs. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 204 (Friday, October 23, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-25610]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Aircraft Noise Impacts Research Roadmap

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of meeting participation.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises interested persons that the FAA is 
conducting workshops to develop an aircraft noise impacts research 
roadmap. The roadmap is intended to advance our scientific knowledge in 
order to optimally address the impacts of aircraft noise on society. 
The main objective of the workshops is to outline key research elements 
of the roadmap, prioritize research questions, and identify ways to 
overcome potential research challenges.

DATES: The first workshop will be held in Washington, DC, on December 
10 and 11, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A follow-on workshop will be held 
on March 4, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The first workshop will be held at the National Academy of 
Sciences Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC. The 
follow-on workshop will be held in conjunction with the University of 
California-Davis Symposium on Aviation Noise and Air Quality and will 
be held at the Holiday Inn-San Diego--On the Bay, 1355 North Harbor 
Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. Attendance is open to all interested 
parties.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Friesenhahn, Office of 
Environment and Energy (AEE-100), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; e-mail 
patricia.friesenhahn@faa.gov, telephone (202) 267-3562, facsimile (202) 
267-5594. Please register by November 20; there is no registration fee. 
Additional details will soon be available at https://www.fican.org under 
FAA Workshop.
    Background: Based on the advice of its Research, Engineering and 
Development Advisory Committee (REDAC), the FAA is developing a 
comprehensive aircraft noise impacts research roadmap for the FAA and 
other interested parties to implement more systematic, effective, and 
complementary research programs. The FAA held a preliminary forum with 
international noise researchers in conjunction with Internoise 2009 in 
August 2009 to discuss research needed to advance the current 
understanding of the relationship between aircraft noise and its 
impacts such as community annoyance and sleep disturbance. The FAA now 
invites researchers, practitioners, and other interested parties to 
participate in a series of upcoming Aircraft Noise Impacts Research 
Roadmap workshops to contribute to developing the research roadmap with 
information received from that forum.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2009.
Lourdes Q. Maurice,
Acting Director of Environment and Energy.
[FR Doc. E9-25610 Filed 10-22-09; 8:45 am]
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